Key Verse: Verse 2 – “Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;"
Key Words: Who hate the good, and love the evil
J. Vernon McGee says of Micah 3:2—
In Micah’s day, the leadership actually hated the good and loved the evil. Folk like that are not fit to be in positions of leadership then or now. If it is discovered that a man in a high position in government—a congressman, a senator, or a judge—is unfaithful to his wife, is he fit to make laws relative to marriage? I don’t think so. The present breakdown in morality goes back to the lawmakers. And God puts the blame on the leadership of the nation Israel in Micah’s day. As we have seen before, God is presenting in the little book of Micah a philosophy of human government, the basis of which is men of good character in positions of leadership.
“Who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones.” He uses a vivid illustration of their barbarous conduct against the poor.
Peter Drucker, perhaps the most noted authority on leadership in the 20th century, says, “A leader is one who has followers. An effective leader is not someone who is loved or admired. He is someone whose followers do the right thing. Popularity is not leadership; results are. Leaders are highly visible. They therefore, set examples. Leadership is not rank or privileges, titles or money. Leadership is responsibility.”
Pray that God will give us leaders that will love the good and hate the evil.
What to do:
✞ Again…pray that God will give us leaders that will love the good and hate the evil.
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